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Athlete of the Week | Arik Bueltman

By on September 26, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Pictured is Waterloo quarterback, and this week’s Republic-Times Athlete of the Week Arik Bueltman, in the game against Triad at the Edward Jones Dome on Sept. 15. Bueltman completed six of 15 passes for 120 yards, with three touchdowns and one interception that game. (Mark Hodapp photo)

Waterloo High School quarterback Arik Bueltman is this week’s Republic-Times Athlete of the Week.

Bueltman is ranked among the top quarterbacks in the St. Louis area, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Waterloo senior is one of 15 other area QBs with 10 or more touchdown passes. He has thrown for more than 550 yards on 88 passing attempts, with 37 completions and only two interceptions on the season.

Bueltman helped hand conference nemesis Highland its first loss of the season, tossing three touchdown passes. The Bulldog quarterback completed 9 of 16 passes for 127 yards in Friday’s game.

Congratulations Arik, and keep up the good work!

Teryn Schaefer

Teryn was born and raised in Waterloo, growing up watching local sports and Mon-Clair baseball. She is a graduate of the University of Missouri Journalism School and loves cheering on her Tigers any chance she gets.